Elisa Reiter, J.D.

Underwood and Perkins, PC

Elisa Reiter, Esq. is Board Certified in Family Law and in Child Welfare Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Mrs. Reiter is a Senior Attorney with Underwood Perkins, P.C. She practices in Dallas, Collin, Denton, Rockwall, and Tarrant counties.  She focuses her practice on family law matters, including simple to complex divorce, LGBTQ issues, grandparent rights, modifications of child support and custody, cases involving parental alienation and reunification, foster parent interventions, CPS cases, premarital, cohabitation and postnuptial agreements as well as guardianship and elder law issues. Elisa Reiter’s trademark: TENACITY.  

Mrs. Reiter is licensed to practice in Texas, New York, Massachusetts and D.C. She is a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, whose membership is composed of the most elite Texas attorneys. The Foundation’s members are nominated based on outstanding contributions to the legal profession, as well as by a commitment to the community. Mrs. Reiter has served as a Director on the Boards for the following organizations: Jewish Family Service of Greater Dallas, Inc., the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and Family Compass. 

Mrs. Reiter is a certified mediator and is also a certified collaborative lawyer. Elisa Reiter graduated from SMU Law School at the age of 22 in 1983. She later returned to SMU to teach family law. Elisa Reiter holds an AV Preeminent rating as a trial lawyer from Martindale-Hubbell, peer-reviewed at the highest level of professional excellence for legal expertise, communication skills and ethical standards. A prolific author, her articles on a variety of legal topics often appear in Texas Lawyer. She has been recognized by Texas Monthly in its 2021 SuperLawyers edition. Mrs. Reiter is honored to have the opportunity to present on prosecuting elder law cases, sharing strategies and basic tools for such cases, including development of assessment tools for civil and criminal cases involving elder law issues. We must recognize that Wordsworth was correct in opining that “the child becomes the father of man” – but now must deal with HIPAA too.